We are a global organization created by and for Indigenous Peoples that seeks to provide long-term solutions supporting Indigenous communities worldwide.

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We seek to connect Indigenous rights, self-development, and sustainable resource management approaches to Indigenous Peoples forest-nature-climate-based solutions.

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We promote the full and effective participation of Indigenous Peoples in the management of forests, nature, and territories based on their own systems, rights, and traditional knowledge.

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We want to generate innovative opportunities to connect sustainable economic development, sustainable forest management, and climate action driven by the vision, values, knowledge, ancestral practices, and rights of Indigenous Peoples.

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Our IPARD Program aims to enable Indigenous Peoples globally to manage and develop their communities based on their vision and rights.

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Transforming the world through:

Indigenous leadership and capacity building
Indigenous Leadership and Capacity Development Working with Indigenous Peoples’ organizations to strengthen their leadership and territorial management capabilities.
Indigenous rights and territorial governance
Indigenous Rights and Territorial Governance Strengthening Indigenous Peoples’ rights as a fundamental part of their territorial governance.
Indigenous economies and self-development
Indigenous Forests, Climate Change, Economies and Self-Development Strengthening the economic initiatives of Indigenous Peoples through capacity development and business management with improved market access and Indigenous-based models for climate change adaptation, and forest and natural resource management.
Indigenous financial mechanisms
Indigenous Financial Mechanisms Designing, partnering, and promoting innovative financial initiatives and business development programs driven by Indigenous Peoples’ values and vision including opportunities linked to climate change, climate finance, and ecosystem service approaches.
Indigenous cultural landscapes
Indigenous Cultural Landscapes Designing and promoting Indigenous Cultural Landscapes approaches to catalyze and create resilience for Indigenous governance, self-development, and financial sustainability of Indigenous territories and communities.

Indigenous Fellowship Program

Accepting applications from Indigenous leaders passionate about creating meaningful changes for their communities around the world.

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Indigenous Fellowship Program

Accepting applications from Indigenous Peoples passionate about creating meaningful changes for their communities around the world.

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A new generation of Indigenous leaders to promote rights and an alternate vision of development

Expert Degree empowers 44 Indigenous community leaders from Latin America to create and support agendas for change

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Introducing the second season of the podcast “Indigenous Voices”

Indigenous leaders discuss traditional knowledge, successful Indigenous businesses, and Indigenous women's rights.

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The FSC Indigenous Foundation promotes Indigenous-based solutions at COP27

We strengthened partnerships with and for Indigenous Peoples to confront and mitigate the global climate crisis.

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IPARD

IPARD is a global development alliance convening multi-sector partners to secure Indigenous Peoples’ rights, strengthen capacities and catalyze economic self-development.

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Strategic partnerships:

Indigenous Organizations
Indigenous People's Organizations
National Governments
National Governments
Private Sector
Private Sector
Donors, International Cooperation Agencies and International Organizations
Donors, International Cooperation Agencies and International Organizations
NGOs
NGOs
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